SXSW 2019 is in full swing, but perhaps you blew your conference and travel budget donating funds to the ACLU, Planned Parenthood or your local Premium Tequila Society. Or maybe the chaise lounge at your Austin hotel pool is so damn comfortable that you can't bear the thought of waiting in line to see Buzz Band 2019.
"I launched my company at SXSW in 1996 with a dream to be a publicist and a stack of orange business cards that I had stayed up all night perfecting at Kinkos the night before I arrived in Austin," writes Ariel Hyatt of CyberPR. "I remember seeing Joan Osborne and I also remember taking it very seriously because after all, it is a music conference. Amazing to think how much it has grown."
Concert discovery platform Bandsintown returns to SXSW on Wednesday with its second annual Big Break Showcase, the festival’s only fan data-driven official showcase. It will be held on Wednesday, March 13th from 8:00 PM - 2:00 AM on the rooftop of Maggie Mae’s on 6th Street in Austin.
International music industry convention Midem has unveiled its jury for this year’s Midemlab music startup competition. Sponsored by Deezer and Recochoku,Midemlab showcases the most promising international music-related startups offering fresh opportunities to the music sector.
CD Baby is returning to the Berklee College of Music campus in Valencia, Spain for the European edition of its popular DIY Musician Conference. To be held on April 6-7, the conference is designed to impact self-managed artists’ careers through actionable ideas and advice.
QUICK HITS: AWAL + Apollo • Songtrust • Marcie Allen Van Mol, Bebe Evans • Music Row's Rising Women On The Row
Kobalt’s AWAL has signed long-term worldwide recordings deal with Omar Apollo. Apollo already has 45 million streams on Spotify and an extensive touring history. Apollo will perfrom at the AWAL House Showcase at SXSW.
With SXSW just around the corner, members of the music industry are scrambling to get their ducks in a row in order catch all the incredible shows they want to see, meet all the people they want to meet, and maybe even grab a bite to eat along the way. A thrilling but often overwhelming experience, Angela Mastrogiacomo here offers four tips for how to deal with the chaos of SXSW 2019.
The Blues Foundation has today (March 1) announced the 2019 inductees to the Blues Hall of Fame. Among this year’s honorees are Pee Wee Crayton, Moe Asch, Booker T. & the MG, Aretha Franklin, Count Basie, Ida Cox, Muddy Waters, Ray Charles, B.B. King, Bessie Smith and Elmore James.
Concert discovery platform Bandsintown returns to SXSW with its second annual Big Break Showcase, the festival’s only fan data-driven official showcase. It will be held o Wednesday, March 13th from 8:00 PM - 2:00 AM on the rooftop of Maggie Mae’s on 6th Street.
As more allegations of predatory behavior by men in the music business continue to emerge, Chris Robley shares a recent open letter from Joe Crookston to the Arts and Music Community, encouraging men in the music industry to make a commitment to act as true allies to women in the business.
Music conferences can a be a life changing experience, and the perfect place to educate yourself about the industry, connect with your contemporaries, and make contact with the powers that be. They can also be a huge waste of time however, so we've here provided a short list of must-attend conferences.
The UK music industry gathered at the O2 Arena on Wednesday for the annual Brit Awards, with The 1975 taking top honors, winning album of the year for their hit A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships. The 1975 also took home the 2019 Brit Award for British group.
From agents to artists and tour buses to trucks, Pollstar Live! is the gathering of the tribe for the touring industry. This was the first year that new grand poobah Ray Wadell and the Oak View Group were in charge, and they left their stamp in nothing but positive ways. Hypebot and our sister company, the Skyline Artists Agency were there. But so was Kosha Dillz, and this man knows how to work a room.
As such 'best ofs' are want to do, Billboard's recent Power 100 list of the music industry's most important people was met with some controversy by the industry as a whole, with many feeling the company's ranking missed the mark a bit. In this piece David Philp explores where Billboard went wrong, as well as some of things they were a little more accurate about.
Following the National Association of Music Merchants 2019 gathering, Michael Hahn highlights some the most exciting music tech releases/announcements from this years event, and wheat they suggest about music tech trends moving forward.
A2IM has announced their first ever showcase at this year's SXSW featuring six acts from the rosters of U.S, based independent labels. " While planning the lineup, the most important goal was to have the acts best represent our unique and diverse membership, said Patrick Ferrell, Head of Label Relations at A2IM.
The Independent Music Awards will soon be given out, bringing industry attention to self-released and independent artists. Here Alexandra Kennedy outlines five reasons to enter the IMAs by February 1.
The She Rocks Awards took over the House of Blues Anaheim last the weekend to pay tribute to women from all corners of the music and audio industries. Co-hosted by Lyndsey Parker and Christine Devine in association with the Women’s International Music Network (the WiMN), the 7th annual gala celebration featured an array of honorees that including Terri Nunn, Lisa Loeb and Nita Strauss.
[UPDATED] A partial list of Grammy winners which was "leaked" via Twitter is a fake, according to The Recording Academy, which oversees the music awards. Main Pop Data published a list of winners in several main categories that it said had leaked on the Grammy web site.
The Grammys have created a new site that traces the connections - both obvious and wonderfully obscure - between the 19,000 artists and individuals that have been nominated for or won a Grammy over the years.
The Clio Music Awards today announced its 2019 call for entries. Part of the Clio Awards, the global creative and ad community's premier awards show, Clio Music recognizes work spanning artist promotion, music marketing, brand collaborations and the use of music in advertising.
Folk Alliance International has announced the dates and location of its 2020 conference, just a few weeks before its 2019 gathering in Montreal. The 2020 edition is headed to New Orleans at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel on Canal Street Jan. 22-26.
SXSW is just weeks away and the organizers have announced a slate of additions to the Keynote and Featured Speaker lineup for the 2019 event. The updated list of Keynote speakers announced for the event includes Endeavor Chief Marketing Officer Bozoma Saint John, director, actress, producer and activist Olivia Wilde, and the addition of Instagram co-founder Mike Krieger to a conversation with Kevin Systrom and Josh Constine.
After parting ways with comedian Kevin Hart, The Recording Academy and CBS announced today that Alicia Keys will host the 61st Annual Awards. The awards will be broadcast live on CBS on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, 8 p.m.ET / 5 p.m. PT.
Music related films scored big wins at last night's 76th Golden Globe Awards. “Bohemian Rhapsody” was the surprise winner for Best Drama and "Green Book" the winner of Best Film Comedy/Musical. Rami Malek best actor for “Bohemian Rhapsody" and Glenn Close won best actress for “The Wife. ”Lady Gaga won for co-writing the "Star Is Born" title track "Shallow."